Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Interesting stuff from Dr. Blosser (excerpts):

Detroit: Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1, named so because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Alaska: More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

Amazon: The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.

Brazil: Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada: Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

Ohio: There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.

More at the link.


David B said...

The Ohio lake bit is a myth. There are scores of lakes that are greater than 5 acres that were created by glaciation. A lot of them have been enlarged or dammed but they are natural lakes.

Anonymous said...

And the Babylonians were using asphalt in the 7th century BC.

Methinks the list is a congregation of Internet fantasy.